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IRKUTSK, September 30 (Itar-Tass) —— A state of emergency is declared in the city of Bratsk because of forest fires, a local administration source told Itar-Tass on Friday.
There are seven fire outbreaks near the city. Six of them are localized, and one is raging on 34 hectares.
All the forces are mobilized to stop the smoke spread. Together with firefighters, more than 300 volunteers are fighting the blaze. They use 38 vehicles, including bulldozers and water carriers. Thirteen specialists from the Irkutsk regional forest guard air base have arrived to help, and 47 people more are expected to come, the official said.
Bratsk police patrol the forests 24 hours a day with active participation of mobile groups and guards from private firms. Fifteen people were forced out of the forests over the past day.